Does “Predator” count? It’s almost like hunting and that mini gun that Ventura has to tote around looks rather heavy.
No? Like there needs to be balls and sweat and stuff? I’m pretty sure “Predator” had that too.
3. “Finding Forrester” is utterly forgettable. I can’t remember a single thing in the plot and I even had to look up the name of the movie. So why is it here? For the sole fact that Sean Connery utters bombastically “YOU’RE THE MAN NOW, DOG!” to the deep confusion of everyone, everywhere, at all times. I still use the line in my worst Connery accent, much to the deep confusion of everyone, everywhere, at all times.
2. “Bring it On” is unapologetically formulaic. The acting, as it were, is atrocious, the cheerleading even more so. But it’s fun and I’ve probably logged more hours watching it than I’d care to admit. It might not bring the sense of accomplishment and burgeoning joy that traditional “sports movies” bring; but answer me this: Do they feature a car wash scene with Eliza Dushku in a bikini?
That’s what I thought.
1. “Caddyshack” also has none of the merits or tropes of traditional sports movies, and that’s exactly why it’s my number one choice. Even without the golf backdrop, say if it was set at a yacht club, it would have been an amusing movie; but then we would have been denied Bill Murray’s “Cinderella Story” scene and Chase’s “Be the ball.” They managed to take the most boring sport in the world and weave in a cast of characters to make a comedy masterpiece who’s lines and scenes have stayed with me for years (even if I haven’t seen it in…wow, almost 20 years? I really need to fix that).